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Admission Information: Alternate Routes to Certification

To apply for admission into the ARC–Online-QSI program, please submit the following items and credentials:

  • Graduate application form 
  • Official college/university degree transcript(s) from a regionally-accredited institution or equivalent degree from an international university
    • If your degree is not from a U.S. college or university, please arrange for your transcript to be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation company such as FIS or WES. Have the report forwarded directly to the Graduate Center.
  • Official college/university transcripts providing evidence of previously completed academic coursework related to chosen endorsement area
  • Employment as a classroom teacher by QSI for the entire academic year 
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores taken within five years of application
    • On the former GRE exam, preferred minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 950
    • On the revised GRE exam, preferred minimum scores of Verbal: 148 and Quantitative: 147
    • On the MAT, preferred minimum scaled score of 400*
  • Passing WEST-B scores.
    • Applicants may use their SAT (post-2005) and ACT scores to meet part or all of the WEST B requirements. Please conact the Graduate Center if you have any questions.
      • Minimum SAT scores required - Math: 515, Reading: 500, Writing: 490
      • Minimum ACT scored required - Math: 22, Reading: 22, Writing: 8
  • Passing State Endorsement Test.
  • Two to four letters of recommendation
  • Endorsement verification form (for information about endorsements, contact Dr. Greg Gelderman at
  • OSPI character and fitness supplement
  • Moral and Character Policy Form
  • One- to two-page personal statement
  • Professional resume
  • $50 application fee

*The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) will be waived for students who achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.0 in the last 45 quarter credits of completed coursework, or have already completed a master's or doctoral degree.

Plan to register for the WEST-B and WEST-E exams before or during summer quarter. (Note: the WEST-B and WEST-E exams are state requirements.They must be passed in order to earn a Washington teaching certificate).

Application Deadline

March 1. (Late applications will be accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)

 Find information about this Program Overview, Program Outline, and Admission Requirements.